Packr Series FAQ
What is a Packr?
A Packr is a durable solar charging backpack that can charge up your small electronic devices up to a tablet. What makes these solar charging backpacks different from others on the market is their patented flexible, durable design. You can drop them, kick them, and puncture* them and they will coninue to operate.
*Long term use is not recommended after a puncture or cut to your solar panel
What makes the Packr backpack solar panels so flexible and durable?
It is the CIGS solar technology they are made with. While most solar is placed on a glass substrate which makes the units heavy, rigid, and very breakable, CIGS solar has the ability to place solar on a plastic backing. This allows our solar panels to be flexible, lightweight, and extremely rugged. And this technology is patented so only EnerPlex can produce these panels.
What can the Packr Series backpacks charge?
The Packr Series can charge a variety of USB-enabled devices, up to tablets. Obvoiusly, the more panels that are exposed to the sun, the stronger the charge is. The Packr solar panel is the same size as our Kickr II solar charger.
Does the Packr Series backpacks store a charge?
- No, the Packr Series solar backpacks are a direct, sun-to product/device charger. The built-in solar panel will not hold or collect power for later. We recommend that you charge our Jumpr Power Banks with the Packr solar backpack chargers to collect power and charge your electronics for later in the day, or when the sun is down. While Packr solar backpacks can charge devices directly, we always recommend using a Jumpr Power Bank as an intermediary charger. Learn more from our Charging Calculator
Are Packr Solar Backpacks waterproof?
We would describe the Packr Solar Backpack as weather-resistant. These solar panels and the USB ports have been built to resist water ingression, however we can not guarantee the products you plug in will be protected if the electronics get wet. If your Kickr does get wet, please let it dry before plugging in any devices.